Middle East Retail Forum (MRF) 2023


MRF 2024

Laila Suhail

Laila Mohammed Suhail, is the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Sector – DET and Entities at Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET), the principal authority responsible for strengthening Dubai’s positioning as a world-leading commercial hub and tourism destination.

Phil McArthur

An experienced shopping centre specialist and renowned leader in the Retail Real Estate Industry providing expertise for over 40 years throughout the MENA region and globally. Phil along with an extensive team of experts has provided help to over 150 developers in 22 nations planning new retail destinations as well as rescuing poor-performing investments.

Khadija Al Bastaki


Khadija Al Bastaki is the Senior Vice President of Dubai Design District (d3), a member of TECOM  Group PJSC. She plays a key role in positioning d3 as a global centre for design, art and creativity. Al  Bastaki leads numerous strategic cultural and commercial initiatives to cement Dubai’s position as a  hub for creativity and […]

Mohammad Alawi


Mohammad Alawi is a board member & CEO – Red Sea Markets Company. He comes with over 25 years of experience in creating successful developments and renovating existing retail properties in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He chairs the Shopping Malls Committee at JCCI and is a member of the National Saudi Tourism Board in […]

Ravi Dhar


Professor Dhar has been involved in pioneering work in understanding the  different factors that influence how consumers think and decide. He has also  served as a consultant to dozens of Fortune 100 companies in a wide variety of  industries, including CPG, health care, high tech, financial services and luxury  goods on developing best practices for […]

Anurag Bajpai


Anurag is a Partner with KPMG in the Lower Gulf. He also leads KPMG’s Consumer & Retail sector in the region, with over 26 years of experience of working with clients, largely in the consumer and retail sector, including family owned businesses and global multinationals. He works with clients who have operations across the region. […]